Mental Health Civil Penalties Added to Budget

Civil Monetary Penalties for Mental Health Parity Violations on plan sponsors or plan administrators was added to the pending budget reconciliation measure. There are SIGNIFICANT LOBBYING efforts happening right now around this topic, and example of which is included below.

The Biden administration also has made mental health parity enforcement a high priority, going so far as to ask Congress for additional authority to fine violators, including employers.

Here is an example of what we are talking about.